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Nebraska eliminated in LLWS

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Marshall High grad Stephanie (Fitzgerald) Wegner and her son, Jared -- a member of the Nebraska team -- enjoy a moment at the Little League World Series.
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Nebraska's first appearance in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., ended earlier than hoped.

The Midwest region representative suffered its second loss in the double-elimination tournament Saturday, falling to the New England club from Fairfield, Conn., 12-0.

Shortstop Jared Wegner, the son of Marshall native Stephanie (Fitzgerald) Wegner and her husband, Brad -- the Kearney, Neb., team's coach -- was put out in his only trip to the plate during the contest. Wegner pitched one and two-thirds innings in relief late in the game.

Wegner's grandparents, Tom and Beverly Fitzgerald, still live in Marshall.

Nebraska suffered a first-round loss Thursday to the Southeast team from Goodlettsville, Tenn., 12-1.

The Midwest champions won't leave empty-handed after posting a 17-1 victory over Europe -- a team from Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany -- in a "friendly" competition Monday.

Wegner had his best game of the post-season, going three for four from the plate, scoring two runs and driving in five runs -- three on a home run to cap Nebraska's 12-run second-inning rally.

The Midwest club is attempting to set up another exhibition contest on Wednesday before returning home.

At 2-0, Southeast and Southwest (San Antonio, Texas) are leading the United States division, while topping the International group are Japan and Latin America.

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